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HOLIDAY APARTMENT. Sorry, sold out until autumn, now taking bookings for 2018

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

5* ALTO CLUB Luxury 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment.

Beautiful, luxury, elevated apartment, on the famous Alto Golf & Country Club. Facing a delightful water garden, with views of twinkling lights and lovely sunsets over the bay of Lagos, and not overlooked, this apartment has about the best situation on the complex. The 2 bedrooms, are carpeted, and each has twin beds, is well furnished and comfortable with plenty of storage space. The master bedroom, has a TV and patio doors. The sitting room has 2 sofas & an easy chair, air-conditioning, a log-burning stove, Sky TV, video, CD and DVD players, books & games.The dining area seats 6.The generous balcony is accessed from both the master bedroom & sitting room and is furnished to seat 6 people, and has 2 sprung sun-loungers with mattresses & lighting. The modern kitchen is very well equipped, including, full size cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave, food mixer & processor with ample china, cutlery & utensils & granite worktops. The two bathrooms are fully equipped and have marble vanities.

Free WiFi now installed, bring your own laptop.

Welcome Letter:

l send all my guests a 3-page 'Welcome Letter', to help you make the most of your time at The Alto. l can advise you on car hire, taxi transfers & the best restaurants, everything to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Please check availability on the calendar, before making your enquiry.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Christine Owens & Tony Porter
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Christine Owens & Tony Porter

Hello, I'm Chris. I want to make your holiday experience the very best. I am always available by 'phone or email, and happy to attend your every holiday need. I can arrange taxi transfers, & cot-hire, recommend car-hire & restaurants. I have been renting out this property for 17 years, and have many returning guests, who of course, have become friends. My guests get free use of sports equipment including 3 sets of golf clubs.

Christine Owens & Tony Porter purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Christine Owens & Tony Porter chose Portimao region

There are many tourist apartments in this charming fishing village, most of them, cheaper than the Alto Club, but most of them are in concrete blocks, many on residential roads, and overlooking similar properties, you get what you pay for !! This property has a wonderful location on the Alto Club, it is not overlooked and very peaceful & private. The Alto is the ONLY 5-star establishment in the area, Set in acres of sub-tropical gardens, yet close to the beach & the village, there is no place quite like it in Alvor. Imagine waking up to the lovely views across the bay of Lagos every morning, and dining under the stars on the balcony in the evenings. All within an easy stroll to the wonderful beach & lively village

What makes this apartment unique

In a nutshell, this location & this apartment have it all. Established long enough to have mellowed, and immaculately maintained & equipped. The staff are friendly & helpful. The local people are warm & wonderful, and they remember you, when you visit a restaurant for a second time. Once you have visited The Alto Club, nowhere else in the region is quite good enough. The Algarve is the sunniest holiday destination in Europe with more than 300 says of sunshine per year.

21 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

5

Home from Home Fantastic Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Alvor and our first time in Chris & Tony Apartment, The Apartment is immaculate and so are the grounds, location was perfect just a couple of minutes to the beach and a nice stroll to the harbour, Chris and Tony should be proud to be the owners of this lovely property they have thought of everything. I would recommend this property without a doubt, Pool area is very quiet and peaceful just the way we like it. I would hope in the future that I will visit 40c again but I will need to book early!!!!! Thanks again to Chris & Tony for everything the done for me and my family. Donna & Stephen

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, Wow ! Thank you for this lovely review. We are so glad that you had a good time, and that the apartment did not disappoint. We do hope that you will choose to return, and of course, you will be very welcome. We wish you and your family, a great summer and look forward to hearing from you again. Thanks once again for all you said. Very Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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5

Well equipped homely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 weeks at the beginning of November just as the weather turned cooler. Once we got used to the log fire we were happy with the temperature in the apartment and found it very cosy. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is always plenty of hot water for showers etc. The complex is very well maintained and is only 15 minute's walk into Alvor.

We enjoyed our holiday have booked again for February 2017

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marilyn & John, Just a few words to thank you for your positive review of our holiday apartment. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday, and happy to welcome you back again for your spring break. May we take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas & a healthy, happy new year. Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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5

Well equiped home from home luxury apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for eleven nights.

The apartment is really nice and exceptionally well furnished on a superb site.

From the moment we arrived to the day we had to leave, we both had a fantastic relaxing stay.

The weather was really hot when we arrived for the first five days and then a welcomed breeze arrived to cool things down more to our liking.

Alvor is still as charming as ever and has not really changed over the years and we hope to re-visit in the near future.

Bearing that in mind, we would most certainly stay at this apartment again as it is like home from home. The apartment is very well equipped with everything you need even down to beach towels which are provided,

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Julie & Brian, We are so glad that you had a good holiday at our place, and we thank you for the great review. Reviews give people confidence to book with us, and hopefully help our guests to decide, so your comments are much appreciated. We hope to welcome you again to the apartment, and look forward to hearing from you again. May we be the first to wish you a very Happy Christmas, & a healthy & happy New Year. Very Best Wishes, Chris & Tony.
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5

Great Winter Break

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this site many times, but this is the first time we have stayed in 'Tidings'. Chris and Tony were very welcoming from the outset, and couldn't have been more helpful. The property was similar to others we have stayed in, but we could tell it was very much their second home rather than just a rental.

The Alto Club is great site with nice gardens and two pools, plus a gym and tennis courts for the more energetic. We restricted ourselves to a gentle stroll into town each evening and although a lot of restaurants were closed, there were still plenty to choose from. Our favourites were the Alvor Wine bar and 'O Arco da Velha' , where the fish is magnificent.

Alvor was very quite and the weather was cloudy but pleasantly warm and quite hot when the sun broke through.

Will definitely be returning

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terry & Family, Happy New Year !! Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write your lovely review, it is very much appreciated. You say that you have visited The Alto Club on many other occasions, so we are particularly gratified to learn that our place is up to muster, and hope that this means that you will be visiting us again. We would also like to thank you for leaving the apartment in such great condition, we wish that all of our guests were like you, and thanks also for your gifts, we drank to your health the day after we arrived. We hope that you and your family have a happy & healthy new year, and we would be absolutely delighted to hear from you again. With Very Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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5

Excellent apartment, a real home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Tidings in September 2015. The apartment was true to the photos and was beautiful. It was very clean, nicely decorated and well furnished. It was very well equipped and we wanted for nothing. There were plenty of hangers in the wardrobes and extra pillows, sheets, blankets and towels.

We found the use of a safe very welcome the free wi-fi was handy. In the last apartment we stayed in on Alto Golf there was a safe but not for guest use and there was no wi-if in the apartment itself and we found it iconvenient having to go down to reception to access wi-if there.

We always hire a car and it was good to have a space in the underground car park out of the sun.

I was in contact quite a lot with Chris before we went away and she was always extremely friendly and helpful, I can understand why Chris and Tony have a lot of returning guests, we have already booked again for next year and we would recommend their property to anyone wanting an apartment in Alvor.

The Alto Club complex is very well maintained and the gardens are lovely with various water gardens.

We have stayed in Alvor a lot so know it well but there are still some restaurants we have yet to try. One of our favourites is Adega de Alvor and the fish restaurants in the harbour are all very good, we also love O'Candeiro on the beach, though wherever we've eaten we've never had a bad meal. Central Cafe do excellent cooked breakfasts and we often stop there for a drink at night and the staff are really friendly and welcoming.

I can guarantee you'll have a fabulous holiday in Alvor and at Tidings.

Jeanette & Richard, Rotherham.

We have been

The balcony was spacious and the view was lovely looking over to Lagos.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeanette & Richard, Thank you for your lovely review, it was very kind of you, to take the trouble to write it. It was our pleasure, having you as guests, and of course we hope that you will return again & again. This feedback will also encourage other potential guests to come to our place. We are glad that you found all that you needed in the apartment, we do try to equip it with the things that we would like to find. We believe that you are bringing extra visitors next time, we hope that they too, enjoy their holiday, and the more the merrier. We wish you a very happy Christmas, and excellent New Year, and look forward to speaking with you about your next holiday. Thanks Again & Very Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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5

Fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from this lovely apartment and had a great holiday. The apartment has everything you could want and is in a great location within 5 minutes walk to Alvor. There was plenty to keep our children (11 and 13) amused, they enjoyed playing on site tennis, and table tennis, and using both the indoor and outdoor pools which were very well kept and clean. Alvor has great beaches and numerous amazing restaurants. We would highly recommend you visit , and hope to return one day again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you all had a good time, and you have been great guests. You say that you would like to return one day, we sincerely hope that you do, and note that our Returners will always get a discount & priority booking. Let us be the first to wish you and your family a very good Christmas, and a wonderful new year. Don't be strangers, it would be good to hear from you again. All The Best, Tony & Chris.
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Location

From the Owner

There are many tourist apartments in this charming fishing village, most of them, cheaper than the Alto Club, but most of them are in concrete blocks, many on residential roads, and overlooking similar properties, you get what you pay for !! This property has a wonderful location on the Alto Club, it is not overlooked and very peaceful & private. The Alto is the ONLY 5-star establishment in the area, Set in acres of sub-tropical gardens, yet close to the beach & the village, there is no place quite like it in Alvor. Imagine waking up to the lovely views across the bay of Lagos every morning, and dining under the stars on the balcony in the evenings. All within an easy stroll to the wonderful beach & lively village

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 76.5 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cotton's at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Alto Golf at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Portimao at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 (toll) or N125 free at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cotton's at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Alvor at 500 Metres Car: recommended

Less than an hour from Faro Airport, this lovely apartment is situated in the picturesque old fishing village of Alvor and set in 18 acres of sub tropical gardens, with stunning views over the rooftops to the Bay of Lagos. A short stroll from the white sandy beaches (with private section for guests). The facilities of the Club, include, a magnificent heated indoor pool, spa bath, sauna, gym, floodlit tennis courts, snooker & table tennis, a large freeform outdoor pool & childrens' play area. There is also the renowned Cotton's restaurant, beauty salon & reception all within a few steps of the apartment, yet the location remains an oasis of calm & tranquillity. For the golfers, the Alto Golf offers a challenging course designed by Sir Henry Cotton, a friendly clubhouse, not to mention, several other great golfing venues, including the Penina, all easily accessible.

Other Activities: 2 water parks, gypsy markets

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Late Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£132
£660
 
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 16 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£237
for 3 nights
From
£79
£395
 
 
Early Spring
17 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£577
 
 
Spring
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£693
 
 
Summer
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Autumn
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£808
for 7 nights
£808
 
 
Late autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£693
 
 
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 15 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£83
£415
 
 
Early Spring
16 Mar 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£577
 
 
Spring
20 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£693
 
 
Summer
25 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
High Season
22 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Autumn
7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£808
for 7 nights
£808
 
 
Late Autumn
28 Sep 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£693
 
 
Low Season
26 Oct 2019 - 20 Mar 2020
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£83
£415
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 20% deposit will be required upon booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks before departure. A £200.00. security deposit, will also be required, this will be refundable after final cleaning & satisfactory checking.
Except for low season, prices include weekly cleaning & linen change and after-departure cleaning. Extra maid services, & laundry may be arranged at an additional cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

In a nutshell, this location & this apartment have it all. Established long enough to have mellowed, and immaculately maintained & equipped. The staff are friendly & helpful. The local people are warm & wonderful, and they remember you, when you visit a restaurant for a second time. Once you have visited The Alto Club, nowhere else in the region is quite good enough. The Algarve is the sunniest holiday destination in Europe with more than 300 says of sunshine per year.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large shower enclosure with thermostatic shower
  • En-suite bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Luxury shower enclosure, wash basin,WC & full size bath tub
  • Both bathrooms newly refurbished to a high standard.With granite vanity tops and has a full bath to the En-suite. Both rooms have shower cubicles with modern shower mixers. Bath and hand towels are provided to both.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms are bright & beautifully furnished with beech coloured furniture, and coordinating decor, equipped with comfortable Sealy beds, are fully carpeted, and have full-size British pillows (in a choice of natural or synthetic fillings). The en-suite master bedroom also has TV & patio doors leading to the sunny balcony. There is ample storage space, lighting & mirrors to both bedrooms, and both are equipped with hair-dryers, clock radios and more than enough clothes hangers with all linen available, and cots & folding beds may be hired either on site, or prior to departure.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden ...
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only

Notes:

  • This delightful holiday destination offers something for everyone, there are plenty of activities for the energetic, or sunbathing in the fragrant gardens around the outdoor pool, for the truly sybaritic. Spend your days playing golf, exploring the Monchique mountains, surfing, sailing, horse-riding, sky-diving, picnicing, shopping or just leaving your footprints in the sand. Locally, there are fabulous cabarets, folk-lore events, waterparks & casinos to be enjoyed, or for the young in spirit, a lively night life in nearby, bustling Portimao. There is a vast variety of excellent local restaurants to suit all tastes & budgets, from first class international dining to friendly pubs & bars most within easy walking distance, so you can enjoy that extra glass of port after your meal. There are several supermarkets & a municipal market nearby, so there is no shortage of wonderful fresh produce, and life's other necessities and also the fun & the colour of the Gypsy market in Portimao.